O'Reilly logo

How to Reduce Workplace Conflict and Stress by Anna Maravelas

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter Two
Anger Makes You Stupid, Lonely, and Depressed: The Stinky Twins—Blaming Others, Blaming Self
A healthy brain exists to carry out your instructions A healthy brain exists to carry out your instructions—you are the composer, it is your instrument.
—Deepak Chopra, M.D., Peace is the Way
 
During a seminar, I was discussing the physiology of positive and negative energy, and Bruce, a participant, had been riveted to his seat. Now that we were on break, he couldn’t stop talking.
Bruce told me he was a Vietnam veteran still struggling from the trauma of combat and reflexive, aggressive reactions to frustration and threat. “In one morning of listening to you I’ve learned more about managing anger, and the reasons behind my irrational behavior, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required